Thursday, January 17, 2019

The start of the school year

Talk of the Town visited several schools on Wednesday to speak to pupils, parents, teachers and principals at the various school around Port Alfred...

Almost a thousand pupils start the year at Mtyobo Primary School

The children at Mtyobo Primary School's Grade 1C class wanted to say a big "Hello" when they began work as the school opened on Wednesday. School...

‘It is disappointing that teaching, learning has not yet started’: Solly Msimanga chides schools

As social media was flooded with pictures of children attending their first day of school on Wednesday, DA councillor and Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga...

Chester Missing slams President Cyril Ramaphosa’s tablet drive

Puppet Chester Missing has fired shots against President Cyril Ramaphosa's alleged plans to roll out thousands of tablets to pupils‚ suggesting that more basic...

Matrics celebrate, but there’s room for improvement

Many questions regarding the state of schools in the district remain, but that is no longer the concern of the matriculants who passed their...

NSFAS students being targeted by phishing scams

First-time applicants, returning and continuing students have been targeted in phishing email and text message scams that aim to compromise personal data, the National...

Call for six out of 10 schools in SA to become technical schools

Six out of 10 schools in South Africa need to become technical schools. That was the view of basic education director-general Mathanzima Mweli on Thursday...

BREAKING | 78.2% matric pass rate for Class of 2018

The matric class of 2018 achieved an overall pass rate of 78.2%. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga announced the figure during a live broadcast of...

2018 matric results in numbers – looking at distinctions

South Africa’s matric class of 2018 achieved a total of 156‚885 distinctions – a slight decline compared to the 161‚081 distinctions obtained in 2017. The...

Do you have good cause? Cyril Ramaphosa on #FeesMustFall amnesty request

A blanket amnesty cannot be granted by President Cyril Ramaphosa but the government will consider a properly motivated application for pardons for convicted #FeesMustFall...

School boat race a success

St Mary's School getting ready for their race at the South African Schools Boat race on Saturday, held at Halyard Hotel.

Happy Hours after graduation

Immediately after graduation the pupils followed the procession and got changed for their nativity story set to music.

Happy Hours pupils graduate

With graduation season in full swing, on Tuesday evening the pupils at Happy Hours Pre-school donned their caps and gowns and celebrated their moving...

Rum pum pum pum backups for the Little Drummer Boy

El Shaddai Christian Academy pre-primary pupils performing the Little Drummer Boy at their concert, prize-giving and graduation ceremony on Friday.

A trip to Bethlehem with El Shaddai

The pre-primary section of El Shaddai Christian Academy took parents and friends of the school on a trip back to Bethlehem for their annual...

Angelic voices at El Shaddai Christian Academy pre-primary concert

The angels singing Silent Night at El Shaddai Christian Academy's pre-primary concert, prize-giving and graduation ceremony on Friday.

Don’t worry, be happy

The words of the Bobby McFerrin song were the message at Friday evening's wellness talk at MyPond Hotel with life coach and educationalist Elize Ellis...

Kowie Foundation School’s Trojan horse

Like the Trojan Horse of Greek mythology, the short show performed by the Kowie Foundation School at the Port Alfred Girl Guide Hall on...

Emergency services trained to use the jaws of life

On Tuesday Ndlambe Fire and Rescue Services from Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea/Bushmans spend time at the Port Alfred fire station learning how to use the Jaws...

New Zealand recruiting South African teachers to tackle shortage

If you are a teacher‚ New Zealand is looking for you. The New Zealand government said on October 14 it is going to recruit 6‚000...

PAHS thanks sponsors and supporters

Port Alfred High School held a sundowners and snacks get-together for valued sponsors and supporters at the school clubhouse on Thursday evening, to thank...

Agri EC president talks on expropriation without compensation

DOUG STERN Over the last few months, there have been significant developments with regards to organised agriculture’s engagements with the ANC and government in regard...

A sweet song of farewell at foundation phase prize giving

Port Alfred High School Grade 3 pupils singing a farewell song to the audience after the foundation phase prize giving last Thursday night.

PAHS Grade 2s show off their Xhosa skills in song

Port Alfred High School Grade 2 pupils delighted the audience by singing in Xhosa at the foundation phase prize giving last Thursday night.

Enkuthazweni needs your help

It has now been 20 years that the Enkuthazweni Disabled Children’s Project has been caring for children with disabilities from the Nemato Township, relying...

El Shaddai announces student council at prize giving

El Shaddai Christian Academy principal Rene Payne announcing the Representative Council of Learners for 2019 at the senior school prize giving last Friday night.

The success of the clivia

A local success story leads to a challenge of accepted history on the origin of the clivia The clivia is a highly sought-after flowering plant,...

PAHS Glee Club at the school annual prize giving

Port Alfred High School held its annual prize giving ceremony on Tuesday evening at the school hall where academic and athletic achievements of Grade 8...

President Ramaphosa offers best wishes to matriculants

President Cyril Ramaphosa offered his best wishes to matriculants ahead of their final exams‚ which start on Monday. “Your success in obtaining the National Senior...
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